[India] AIC Submits Comments on TRAI’s Consultation Paper on Traffic Management Practices and Multi-Stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality (13 Feb 2020)

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The Asia Internet Coalition submitted comments to TRAI on the Consultation Paper on Traffic Management Practices and Multi-Stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality. In keeping with our objective of supporting public policy and regulatory frameworks that facilitate the development of the national digital industry, we are hereby submitting our responses and views on TRAI’s Consultation Paper on Traffic Management Practices and Multi-Stakeholder Body for Net Neutrality (CP). The Internet has become a key part of today’s economy, and its critical role in our lives has been recognised even by the Supreme Court of India. In this context, the discussion on fairness and equity in access to the Internet is highly pertinent. Although the basic principles of net neutrality have now been categorically introduced by the amendment of the unified license, there is a need to create regulating principles for traffic management practices (TMPs) that will comply with the requirements of net neutrality. The adoption of traffic management practices is a subject that requires consideration from the perspective of access, ease of doing business, and growth of digitisation (especially Digital India).